Goldman Sachs to terminate Apple Card accounts of jailbreak users

Goldman Sachs is all set to block jailbroken users from using their Apple Card account. Let’s find out why below.

Jailbreak users violate Apple Card Customer Agreement

Goldman Sachs bank has recently published the customer agreement ahead of the launch of Apple Card. The Apple Card Customer Agreement document found on Goldman Sachs’ website states – 

If you make unauthorized modifications to your Eligible Device, such as by disabling hardware or software controls (for example, through a process sometimes referred to as “jailbreaking”), your Eligible Device may no longer be eligible to access or manage your Account.

Goldman Sachs Apple Card user agreement

Apple Pay data is stored in the SEP, an ultra-secure hardware component that has never been compromised or hacked.

For the uninitiated, SEP also powers Apple’s biometric authentication systems – Touch ID and Face ID.

sepOS, SEP’s operating system, is totally separate from the stock iOS and iPadOS operating systems.         

Unlike iOS, sepOS does not have a public jailbreak and can’t be tampered with. This means jailbreak users can NOT modify the sensitive data stored therein using a Cydia tweak.        

Countering Goldman Sachs’s jailbreak detection with bypass tweaks   

As we all know, Credit Card transactions require a safe and secure environment to protect the data and ensure its integrity.

Devices running the stock iOS operating system provide superior security. However, the same can’t be said about jailbroken devices that allow users to read as well as modify certain components of the operating system that are hidden, by design, from the average user. 

Tweaks like Liberty Lite and Shadow are developed specifically to allow jailbreak users to bypass in-app jailbreak detection mechanisms.

Tweak developers have successfully reverse-engineered the various detection systems, such as dynamic libraries, private methods, and sandboxed methods, used by app developers to counter unauthorized modifications.          

Typically, banking apps employ hardened security measures that often require purpose-built tweaks.

Until more details emerge about the kind of detection technique used by Goldman Sachs, we believe that Shadow should do the trick.

Will you give up your jailbreak for a Goldman Sachs Apple Card? Let us know in the comments section below.

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